Manuals are instructive documents for staff or stakeholders. While they are not a source of regulatory requirements, manuals
- list or elaborate on requirements found in our rules, regulations, and directives;
- provide process guidelines for AER staff, industry, and other stakeholders; or
- clarify existing processes.
If you have questions about this page, please contact our Customer Contact Centre.
|Manual 001: Facility and Well Site Inspections||
Ensures that inspections are completed by AER staff in a consistent manner for oil and gas facilities, injection and disposal facilities, custom treating plants, waste management facilities, and well sites.
|September 15, 2010|
|Manual 002: Drilling Waste Inspections||
Ensures that drilling waste operations are inspected by AER staff in a consistent manner.
|December 20, 2012|
|Manual 003: Participant Guide to the Hearing Process||
Explains our hearing process . It is particularly useful for those who may be affected by an AER decision. Also recommended for regional public groups, new companies, and new industry staff.
|April 30, 2018|
|Manual 004: Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and Guidelines for Energy Industry Disputes||
Explains our alternative dispute resolution program and its guidelines.
|June 17, 2013|
|Manual 005: Pipeline Inspections||
Ensures that pipeline operations are inspected by AER staff in a consistent manner.
Manual 005 replaced Directive 066: Requirements and Procedures for Pipelines on October 6, 2013.
|August 18, 2016|
|Manual 007: Principles for Minimizing Surface Disturbance in Native Prairie and Parkland Areas||
Aims to minimize disturbance of native prairie or parkland areas in Alberta.
Manual 007 replaced Informational Letter (IL) 2002-01: Principles for Minimizing Surface Disturbance in Native Prairie and Parkland Areas.
|April 30, 2014|
|Manual 008: Oil Sands and Coal Exploration Application Guide||August 19, 2014|
|Manual 009: Play-Based Regulation Pilot Application Guide||
Set out what must be included in applications submitted under our play-based regulation pilot .
|July 15, 2015|
|Manual 011: How to Submit Volumetric Data to the AER||
Explains to industry how we receive data through Petrinex.
|July 13, 2018|
|Manual 012: Energy Development Applications Procedures and Schedules||
Contains the procedural instructions and forms necessary to apply to construct or operate facilities, pipelines, or wells under Directive 056 .
|October 18, 2018|
|Manual 013: Compliance and Enforcement Program||
Describes our compliance and enforcement program.
|February 12, 2016|
|Manual 014: Liquid Classification and Well Status Fluid Type Determination for Oil and Gas Wells||
Clarifies our existing process for classifying liquids and determining well status fluid type.
|April 05, 2016|
|Manual 015: Estimating Methane Emissions||
Provides a guide for companies tasked with reporting and quantifying vent gas and fugitive methane emissions as required by Directive 060.
|December 12, 2018|
|Manual 016: How to Develop a Fugitive Emissions Management Program||
Provides a guide for industry on how to develop fugitive emissions management programs (FEMPs) that comply with Directive 060.
|December 12, 2018|
|Manual 017: Coal Mine Pit Wall Abandonment||
Provides guidance on the submission requirements, application process, and evaluation criteria for coal mine pit wall abandonment under the Coal Conservation Rules (CCR).
|May 08, 2019|